Dr Kirstin Ferguson


Dr Kirstin Ferguson
CEW Member

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SCA Property Group, Hyne, Queensland Theatre Company
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an Independent Non-Executive Director serving on ASX200, significant private company and public sector boards. Kirstin is a former CEO, as well as a senior executive in professional services. Kirstin began her career as an Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

In 2014, Kirstin was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence. Kirstin is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and a Graduate of the AICD International Company Directors Course.

Kirstin has a PhD in Leadership and Governance, as well as degrees in Law (Honours) and Arts (Honours). Kirstin is also a qualified solicitor admitted to practice law in Queensland and New South Wales. She has previously been awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship and has been named as the Australian Institute of Management’s Brisbane Young Manager of the Year.

Kirstin has significant expertise in safety governance and safety leadership for boards and senior executives. Kirstin is frequently invited to speak at conferences, write articles for industry journals and advise in the field. Kirstin is an Adjunct Professor at the QUT School of Business, and sits on the Editorial Board of OHS Professional. Dr Ferguson was awarded the Colin Brain Fellowship by QUT, as well as the Dr Eric Wigglesworth Medal by the Safety Institute of Australia, for the contribution of her research to the field of corporate governance and workplace health and safety respectively.

Kirstin is a role model and advocate for women in leadership, particularly in non-traditional roles. She has been awarded a number of honours and awards in recognition of her contributions to the field of leadership and corporate governance.

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